LST – Lisbon String Trio
José Peixoto – classical guitar
Bernardo Couto – Portuguese guitar
Carlos Barretto – Double Bass
Together since 2013, they edited the first CD “Matéria” in 2014 that won the Carlos Paredes Prize awarded by the Vila Franca de Xira City Council. In 2016 they publish “Lisboa” and with this work, in addition to performing all over the country and in some festivals abroad, they are nominated for Best Disco – Prémio Autores 2017, awarded by the Portuguese Society of Authors.
In a land of blood dialects, it is in this purity of an impure race that new forms of expression for timeless feelings are generated. It is in this mestizo landscape that unique proposals like the music of this trio appear. Equidistant from various traditions, without mirroring them but inspired by them, developing various platforms where musicians can express themselves freely and sow them with their identities. Admitting that the two words / concepts “jazz” and “portuguese” can exist smoothly, this trio dares to build their music in this poetic and subjective context. Portuguese jazz? If fado were …
Carlos Barretto is a reference in the Portuguese jazz scene as a bass player and composer. He is a native of Lisbon where he resides and lived in Vienna, Paris and Madrid. He played throughout Europe, China, Africa and South America. It combines musical activity with fine arts (painting). He recorded 10 albums as a leader and more than 50 as a sideman.
Bernardo Couto, born in December 1979, started to learn to play Portuguese guitar at the age of 14, with guitarist Carlos Gonçalves. He also studied with Pedro Caldeira Cabral, Ricardo Rocha and Paulo Parreira.
José Peixoto (1960), musician, composer, arranger and producer studied Classical Guitar at the Lisbon Academy of Music Amateurs. He has developed intense activity both in projects by other authors and groups (José Mário Branco, Maria João, Madredeus, Janita Salomé, Carlos Zíngaro, João Monge, Maria Berasarte, etc.) or in his own projects that have 18 CDs recorded in his own name .